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What does Kit mean?

Kit \kit\ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Kit) is of Greek and Latin derivation, and the name Kit means "pure; follower of Christ". Kit is a variant of Catherine (Greek): from "katharos". Kit is also a variant of Christina (Latin). Kit is also used as a form of Katherine (Greek) and Kitty.


Kit has 6 variants: Cait, Cat, Cate, Kait, Kat and Kate.

Kit has 45 more alternative forms via Catherine, Christina, Katherine, Kitty: Caity, Cath, Cati, Cato, Caty, Cay, Cris, Ina, Kaitee, Kaitey, Kaitie, Kaity, Kari, Karin, Kas, Kasia, Kass, Kata, Katee, Katey, Katha, Kathi, Kathy, Kati, Katia, Katie, Katka, Katla, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaye, Kitlyn, Kittee, Kittey, Kitti, Kittie, Kris, Krista, Kristi, Kristy, Rina, Tina, Tine and Tiny.


Kit is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3374 out of 4276, Top 79%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#72466 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Popular varying forms of Kit (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Katherine (#83 last year), Catherine (#170), Kate (#207), Katie (#280), Christina (#326), Kris, Kitty, Kittie, Krista, Kristi, Tiny, Tina, Kristy, Kaye, Kay, Kathi, Ina, Kari, Kathy, Kati, Katy, Katia and Karin. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4894%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.171%, down 65%), with forms like Katie, Christina, Kari, Kathy and Ina becoming somewhat outmoded. Kate (#207) is the most trendy baby name here, and there is also a revival in birth name usage for this name. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Kit and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Catherine, Christina, Ina, Kari, Karin, Kate, Katherine, Kathi, Kathy, Kati in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Katia, Katie, Katy, Kay, Kaye, Kittie, Kitty, Kris, Krista, Kristi in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kristy, Tina, Tiny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Catherine, Christina, Karin, Kate, Katherine, Katie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kit is alike in pronunciation to Kaite and Katt. Other recommended similar baby names are Bit, Kia and Kim. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kit.